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Department of Finance News

The Finance discipline can be classified into three areas: corporate finance, investments, and finance markets and institutions. The Department of Finance offers a major and a minor in finance and prepares its students for successful careers in corporate management, depository institutions, investment management, and financial services.

Current Finance News

Summer Mudd riding a mountain bike in the desert
People | August 31, 2020

When the pandemic forces her to work remotely, she misses seeing the students whom she considers friendly, in-your-face reminders of the real purpose of her finance job in Student Affairs.

Patricia Butler with her chin resting on her hand.
People | July 16, 2019

One of the professors in her department describes administrative assistant Patricia Butler as "the sunshine."

UNLV students in caps and gowns celebrating commencement
People | May 9, 2018

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

Michelle Troup
People | December 13, 2016

With a built-in network in the form of the swim team, Australian Michelle Troup took to America like a duck to, well, you know.

U.N.L.V. signage with Fall leaves in the background
Campus News | April 5, 2013
Student-led analysis of public company Kona Grill bests 350 teams from North, Central and South America; earns team trip to Global Final April 12.
Business and Community | July 2, 2012
Former UNLV roommates liked the Capriotti's restaurant chain so much they bought the company and doubled its size.

Finance In The News

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
May 21, 2021

13 Action News has reported officials with the Oakland A’s are visiting Southern Nevada next week to explore the idea of relocating the team to Las Vegas.

Vegas News
February 25, 2021

The Lee Business School Finance Department at UNLV is hosting a virtual commercial banking “Speed Dating” internship event on March 3, 2021, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The event format will enable all intern applicants to interview with each bank offering an internship this summer. The internships will be paid and qualify for three school credits.

Yahoo!
February 24, 2021

The Lee Business School Finance Department at UNLV is hosting a virtual commercial banking "Speed Dating" internship event on March 3, 2021, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The event format will enable all intern applicants to interview with each bank offering an internship this summer. The internships will be paid and qualify for three school credits.

PR Newswire
February 24, 2021

The Lee Business School Finance Department at UNLV is hosting a virtual commercial banking "Speed Dating" internship event on March 3, 2021, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The event format will enable all intern applicants to interview with each bank offering an internship this summer. The internships will be paid and qualify for three school credits.

Associated Press
February 24, 2021

The Lee Business School Finance Department at UNLV is hosting a virtual commercial banking “Speed Dating” internship event on March 3, 2021, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The event format will enable all intern applicants to interview with each bank offering an internship this summer. The internships will be paid and qualify for three school credits.

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 16, 2020

She’s preparing to be right but hoping to be wrong.

Recent Finance Accomplishments

April 23, 2021
Zihan Ye (Finance) and her co-authors, Kimberly Cornaggia, John Hund, and Giang Nguyen, recently had their paper, "Opioid Crisis Effects On Municipal Finance," accepted to The Review of Financial Studies. The paper investigates the effects of opioid abuse on municipal finance. Research shows opioid abuse lowers credit ratings, increases...
November 24, 2020
Daniel Chi (Finance) had his recent research on how language affects R&D investment featured in  Harvard Business Review (HBR). In each issue, HBR highlights the findings of three to four notable research papers in its Idea Watch section. This paper, “Is Language an Economic Institution? Evidence from R&D Investment,” was recently...
November 23, 2020
Angela Chen (Finance) and Justin de Leon (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) placed second out of 14 teams in the Sherwin-Williams Marketing Design Competition with the digital marketing plan they created and presented. Chen is a junior in the finance program at the Lee Business School. De Leon is a junior in civil engineering...
June 2, 2020
Hyun "Grace" Chatfield, Seyhmus Baloglu (both Hospitality), Robert E. Chatfield, and Percy Poon (both Finance) recently published their article "Preferred Stock Issuance in the Restaurant Industry and Financial Distress" in the Journal of Foodservice Business Research.   The purpose of this study is to offer insights into why restaurant firms...
April 21, 2020
Daniel Chi (Finance) recently had a research paper, “Is Language an Economic Institution? Evidence from R&D Investment,” accepted for publication by the Journal of Corporate Finance, which is considered an “A” journal in finance. The study shows that how a language describes the future affects the speaker’s perception about the timing of...
August 23, 2019
Daniel Chi (Finance) and his co-authors, Manu Gupta (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Shane A. Johnson (Texas A&M University), recently had a paper, “Short-Horizon Incentives and Stock Price Inflation,”  accepted for publication by the Journal of Corporate Finance. This publication is considered to be an "A" journal in finance. Summary of...